Wake Forest 65 - Maryland 63: Box Score of the Day

    
March 4th, 2009

CHN now features a live scoreboard, stats, standings, etc.. here. Occasionally, we'll be featuring a box score of the day, with some commentary on why the box score is interesting. It might be involve a huge upset, a big personal effort, some odd statistical, occurrences, or other intriguing tidbit.

 

Box Score of the Day:

Today's pick is.. Wake Forest's 65-63 win over Maryland.

 

In my estimation, this was a make or break game for Maryland. Up 7 at the half, and 6 with 6:16 left, it looked like Maryland was going to make it. But then a pair of Wake threes and an untimely 5-minute scoring drought may have broke Maryland's season barring some kind of heroic ACC Tournament effort. This loss drops them to 4-10 against Top 50 teams, which along with a 4-7 record away from, doesn't bode well for an at-large bid.

 

Maryland's big win over UNC and their close losses to Duke & Wake all featured solid defensive efforts. They held UNC to 38% shooting, Duke to 43%, and Wake to 40%. The Terps simply don't have many offensive weapons, so the increased defensive pressure at least kept them in these big games.

 

The reason they were able to topple UNC, but not Duke & Wake? Greivis Vasquez. He went off for 34-points against UNC, but averaged just 13 on 34% shooting against Wake & Duke. In each of the recent big games, Maryland got a good secondary effort from a support player, 19 from Neal last night, 19 for Milbourne against Duke, and 22 from Tucker against UNC. But ultimately they needed at least 20+ from Vasquez to have a chance.

 

Lastly, and this is nothing new for Maryland, but the Terps got crushed on the boards last night. The defensive intensity, which led to a good amount of forced turnovers, wasn't enough to overcome a -19 rebounding margin. This was even worse than the -12 against Duke and the -8 against UNC.

 

Wake Forest 65, Maryland 63

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 9:00 PM

Location - Comcast Center, College Park, Maryland
Officials - Jamie Luckie, Michael Kitts, John Cahill
Attendance - 17950
 
Final 1 2 T
Wake Forest 25 40 65
Maryland 32 31 63
 
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Al-Farouq Aminu 34:00 6-12 1-2 3-4 6 8 14 2 1 1 1 2 16
Chas McFarland 8:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 1 0 1 1 1 4
Jeff Teague 37:00 6-16 1-6 4-5 1 1 2 1 2 0 3 2 17
James Johnson 32:00 4-11 0-1 1-3 6 2 8 0 2 0 3 2 9
L.D. Williams 19:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 2
Gary Clark 14:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 4 4 1 1 1 2 0 6
Ishmael Smith 33:00 4-11 1-2 2-3 1 2 3 4 1 2 1 0 11
Harvey Hale 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tony Woods 11:00 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 3 5 0 0 0 3 1 0
David Weaver 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 0 1 0 0 2 0
TOTAL 200 25-63 5-15 10-17 18 28 46 9 12 6 16 10 65
    39.7% 33.3% 58.8% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 16
 
Maryland Terrapins
  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Greivis Vasquez 39:00 7-24 2-8 0-0 1 4 5 7 2 3 4 0 16
Dave Neal 23:00 7-11 5-6 0-0 2 4 6 0 3 0 1 0 19
Sean Mosley 23:00 2-6 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 3 1 2 0 0 6
Adrian Bowie 18:00 3-5 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 0 2 0 6
Landon Milbourne 30:00 1-6 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 2
Eric Hayes 28:00 3-8 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 0 6
Braxton Dupree 6:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
Dino Gregory 21:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 2
Cliff Tucker 12:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 27-69 7-19 2-2 9 18 27 15 17 8 9 3 63
    39.1% 36.8% 100.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 9

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